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Ancient and modern

The northern powerhouses of ancient Turkey

If George Osborne and the northern cities want a model of how to interact, they should read inscriptions about Antiochus III

30 May 2015

9:00 AM

30 May 2015

9:00 AM

Government claims that it will ‘free’ northern cities to turn themselves into ‘powerhouses’. Since most of them are held by Labour, this is obviously nonsense. The tedious tribal backbiting and recriminations will continue as usual. There is a better way.

When Alexander the Great died in Babylon in 323 bc, the Greek generals he had left in charge of his vast empire all began scrapping to become the next Alexander.

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